Meet a Local in Kyoto - Private Tour

2 Hours
Private Activity

From (USD) $277 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

Meet a Local in Kyoto - Private Tour

2 Hours
Private Activity

From (USD) $277 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

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      Meet a Local in Kyoto - Private Tour

      Kyoto, Japan
      From (USD) $277 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)
      • Know Kyoto like a local: Let your private guide teach you about the history of Kyoto, its districts, where all the main attractions are, the pace of life, and everything else about this fascinating city.
      • Get around like a local: Use the maps, schedules, and other materials supplied by your guide to learn where everything is, and how to get there. Find out the best ways to get around. And much more.
      • Learn how to act like a local: Your guide will explain the local customs, teach you how to order food, tell you of local places to visit, help you absorb the local ambiance, and learn about eateries, shopping, and daily life.
      • Small group is more personal: Share your experience with only the people you know; enjoy the luxury of deeper interaction with your guide and a more flexible itinerary.
      About This Kyoto Tour

      Here's an opportunity for you and your group to discover Kyoto like insiders. A chance to learn what the locals know about the former Imperial capital; to get the layout of the city, and gain insight into the local culture, so you feel less like tourists, and more like you've been here before. 

      Your Welcome to Kyoto tour begins with a meeting with a local expert who has a wealth of information you won't find in travel brochures and tour itineraries. Your guide will brings maps, schedules or events, and much more information to give you a leg up.
      At this time you should ask about specific sights you'd like to see, whether they're famous landmarks like Kinkaku-ji, also known as the "Golden Pavilion," and Eikan-do temple, or one of Kyoto's hidden pleasures like the gardens in the Honen-in temple. 
      Part two of your Welcome Tour is going out with your guide on a walking tour of what is around where you're staying. Attractions to visit. Good places to eat. And the opportunity to practice the Japanese phrases you just learned, while your guide is still with you.
      By the time you're done, you and your group will be ready to discover Kyoto in a fresh, new, and amazingly exciting way. Like a local.

      No fly zone

      Kyoto was the capital of Japan and the residence of the emperor from A.D. 794 to 1868. The city is filled with stunning temples and other splendid sites that give it priceless historical value. As a result, during World War II, Kyoto was dropped from the American forces' list of possible targets for the atom bomb, and spared from the air raids conducted throughout Japan.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring photo ID Bring photo ID
      Bring money Bring money
      Bring water Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Cancellation policy

      Choose your date and time very carefully. Only a portion of this tour is refundable from the time of booking; within 72 hours of operation, it is fully non-refundable.

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